Archive: May 2012

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Urban Graffiti Culture

    Do you consider street graffiti to be vandalism or art? Despite its negative connotations, this controversial form of self-expression has evolved into a global artistic community with its own techniques, rules, and history. Many artists are choosing to reject the traditional idea that graffiti is a spontaneous act, and are instead creating meaningful pieces that […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Stair or Sculpture?

    Staircases have become more than a physical connection between two floors; some of the most innovative stair designs around the world are architectural focal points created to evoke feelings of movement, fantasy, and even fear. We hope these whimsical creations will inspire you to skip the elevator, and take the stairs instead! Sensualscaping Stair (above) […]

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  3. Deriving Architectural Inspiration from Onyx Materiality

    With numerous technological innovations that have revolutionized the construction industry, do natural materials remain a major source of inspiration for modern architects and designers? Though often treated as an applied finish or an afterthought, what if we re-frame our thinking about these natural building materials to allow their deeper roots to inform our designs? If […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Interactive Glass Surfaces

    It’s no secret that the sleek surfaces of touchscreens, tablets, and mobile devices have proliferated throughout society in recent years. While touch screens and interactive displays have become fundamental to modern communication, Corning believes that their custom Gorilla Glass will begin to impact the lives of people around the world in innovative yet unexpected ways. […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Whimsical Deconstruction: Interview with Furniture Designer Judson Beaumont

    The Straight Line Designs workshop in Vancouver is full of whimsy; we envision their studio bookshelves lined with Dr. Seuss and colorful children’s books to release the imagination.  Creating custom furniture pieces that function equally as working furniture as they do decorative sculptures, the nine person studio has embraced the playful possibilities of furniture design. […]

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  6. Thursday Salute To Originals: What Light Brings to Life

    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of artist John V. Muntean’s unique sculptures, beauty may be in the eye of the flashlight holder. Unlike traditional sculptures where “what you see is what you get”, these carefully crafted wooden blocks are instead, only a piece of the puzzle. […]

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